Lede of the Week
An Iraqi national wearing wires and concealing a magnet inside his rectum triggered a security scare at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday but officials said he posed no apparent threat.
The man, Fadhel al-Maliki, who lives in Atlantic City, was acting strangely, prompting security to search and probe him. A police bomb squad was also called in for a peek.
“He was secreting these items in a body cavity and that was a great concern because there were also some electric wires associated with that body cavity,” Larry Fetters, security director for the Transportation Security Administration at the airport, told reporters.